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Re: How to post-process the buffer populated by the async `start-process


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Subject: Re: How to post-process the buffer populated by the async `start-process'
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 14:32:09 +0800


12.01.2019, 11:36, "Kaushal Modi" <address@hidden>:
> Hello,
>
> I am using a package which starts a command in a subprocess (async) using
> `start-process' and the results of the command are dumped in the buffer arg
> passed to subprocess.
>
> But the stdout sent to the buffer has ANSI escape codes.
>
> If I manually visit that buffer, and eval (ansi-color-apply-on-region-int
> (point-min) (point-max)), I can see the ANSI color codes nicely rendered.
>
> But I cannot figure out how to do that *when* the start-process initiated
> command ends *in* the specified stdout buffer.
>
> If I do:
>
> (apply #'start-process ..)
> (with-current-buffer buffer
>   (ansi-color-apply-on-region-int (point-min) (point-max)) )
>
> .. it of course doesn't work because the a-c-a-o-r-i is getting called
> before start-process initiated command ends.
>
> So I somehow need to define a hook that can get triggered when that command
> ends, and then call the a-c-a-o-r-i function. But I don't know how.

Have you tried (info "(elisp) Sentinels")? The info already provides a nice 
example, here is another example:

(set-process-sentinel
 (start-process "sleep" "*sleep*" "sleep" "3")
 (lambda (_process event)
   (when (string= event "finished\n")
     (message "TODO Do something"))))

> --
> Kaushal Modi



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